Summary of Beccaria, C. (1764) On crimes and punishment.
• Summarise the key arguments of the piece in your own words;
• Use supporting examples or quotations to justify the arguments presented;
• Link the key points to current contemporary examples and consider whether they have current relevance;
• Consider how Beccaria makes his arguments and how they are expressed;
• Look at the text as a whole and consider its significance and contribution to criminology and the criminal justice system.